About Jeff Denham


U.S. Representative Jeff Denham is a Valley farmer, small businessman and veteran, first elected to Congress in 2010.

Jeff served on active and reserve status in the U.S. Air Force for 16 years. He is a recipient of the meritorious service medal for his service in Operation Desert Storm (Iraq) and Operation Restore Hope (Somalia). Denham was awarded the “Order of California” for exceptional meritorious service by the California National Guard; the highest award possible given for distinguished service.

After graduating from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Rep. Denham began working in the agriculture field, where he has since startedseveral successful agriculture-based businesses.  His deep understanding of the Valley’s economy has led Jeff to focus his efforts on growing California’s economy and creating jobs in the state, while also improving the state’s long-term climate for agriculture and business and working to expand water storage.

In Congress, Jeff Denham is a leading voice for fiscal responsibility and debt reduction.  His “Civilian Property Realignment Act” will improve the management of federal property, shrink the federal government’s footprint and save taxpayers billions of dollars.

Jeff understands that the federal government’s tax and regulatory policies hamper economic growth and are especially harmful to small businesses and farmers, who provide most of the jobs in the Central Valley. He is working to reduce taxes and regulations, so our local economy can grow.

As our local representative in Congress, Jeff will continue to focus on representing the long-term interests of the Valley’s agricultural community, finding a solution to the struggle over water storage and conveyance, improving the transportation infrastructure and fighting for the rights, protections and benefits America’s brave and heroic veterans deserve.

First and foremost, Rep. Denham is a family man. Jeff and Sonia Denham have been married for 20 years, and they have two children.